SociologyHuman lives intertwine in incredibly complex ways. These interactions shape institutions, communities, cultures and societies. As a science, sociology seeks to understand the subtleties of human community so that the challenges and changes cultures face can be handled with wisdom and care.
Your interest in sociology likely springs from an interest in people. You long to understand how the human mind works. And you hope to leverage that understanding to find and share meaning in the world.
At St. Norbert College, you can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with one of two concentrations:
- Human services
In addition, if you wish to teach at the secondary level, you may pursue either a Bachelor of Arts degree or a minor in sociology teaching.
A Sociology Degree at Work
The nuanced understanding of human beliefs, customs and institutions that sociology fosters can prepare you for graduate work in many fields. St. Norbert sociology students have pursued advanced studies in:
- Social work
- Public administration
- Civil service
- Law enforcement
- Personnel management
- Social service
- Urban and regional planning
At St. Norbert College, you can choose from an impressive array of regional internships that bolster your studies in sociology. You can also enrich your sociology education with a faculty/student collaboration that will allow you to perform independent research on a topic of interest to you.
If you’d like to expand your understanding of human behavior by immersing yourself in another culture, you can study abroad on almost every continent.
Work on a virtual ethnography on religion and sexuality intersected naturally with her role as the college’s first digital fellow, says Kelsey Burke (Sociology).
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